1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

ENDED - WINNERS ANNOUNCED - BYC "OTHER POULTRY" Article Writing Contest #1 - 2013

Discussion in 'Sponsored Content, Contests, and Giveaways' started by Nifty-Chicken, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    [​IMG]


    WINNERS ANNOUNCED post #153


    This contest is brought to you by our BYC Sponsors



    Short Version: Write a great article about "OTHER POULTRY" (basically any fowl besides chickens) and you could win a $30 or $15 BYC Gift Certificate!

    Detailed Version:
    We are constantly amazed at how knowledgeable and helpful our community members are! The BYC forum provides a wonderful opportunity for members to post questions and reply with answers. Unfortunately a lot of really amazing information can get lost in the super activity on the forum.

    Over the years we’ve received a ton of requests to add more articles & FAQ’s to our Learning Center. Our BYC Coop Page Contests have been super successful and now we have over 900 chicken coop pages in our Coop Designs section! Hopefully we can have similar success with this BYC Article Contest!!

    [​IMG]
    The Process:


    1. You write an article (or three) about raising "OTHER POULTRY" (basically any fowl besides chickens)
    2. Once we have at least 30 article submissions we’ll set an end date for the contest (at least 1 week notice)
    3. We’ll judge the articles & pick winners
    4. The first 2 best articles will get a $30 BYC Gift Certificate
    5. The next 3 best articles will get a $15 BYC Gift Certificate
    6. The next 5 best articles will get a FREE 6 month GFM for themselves or a friend

    So, if we get 30 submissions, you have a 1 in 3 chance of winning!!!

    How To Enter:

    1. Pick a "OTHER POULTRY" related topic. We suggest writing articles similar to our chicken articlesin our Learning Center, but related to "OTHER POULTRY".
    2. Visit the Member Pages section & Click the “Add a Member Page” button toward the top left of the page.
    3. Create a well worded & detailed title. Example: “How To Raise & Process Ducks for Meat - Tips & Pictures” is much better than: “Meat Ducks
    4. Write a unique high quality article with around 750 words (more is fine as long as it is good / helpful info). It must have at least one picture relative to the subject. Bonus points if you add more pics (pictures are usually worth 1,000 words, but in this contest they are worth about 10 - 50 [​IMG] )
    5. Post a reply to this thread with a link to your completed article(s) - A maximum of THREE article submissions per member will be allowed.

    Rules:

    1. All articles must be posted in the Member Pages section
    2. All articles must be written by you and must be unique (not copy / pasted from other sources)
    3. Sorry, articles and pages submitted to other contests will not count for this contest.
    4. All articles must contain accurate information, and must be a minimum of 500 words (shoot for 750+), and should contain pictures relative to the subject matter
    5. Please spell check your article(s)
    6. BYC retains full license of articles submitted
    7. At least 30 articles need to be submitted before the contest ends
    8. Contest is void where prohibited [​IMG]

    Here are some great examples of existing BYC articles:

    We look forward to your submissions!!

    (Wait, you’re not the writing type? If you have an idea for an article that you’d like to see someone write, please reply with a an idea for a title and a quick description of what you’d like to see contained in the article.)
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 9, 2016
    1 person likes this.
  2. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,531
    48
    164
    Nov 16, 2011
    east Tennessee
    I knew you guys would do it!!! Awesome Niffy, BYC volunteers, and sponsors.
    Let's get this thing going ladies and gents, "Write.....Away!!"
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. fowlsessed

    fowlsessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,531
    48
    164
    Nov 16, 2011
    east Tennessee
    Is judging unbiased, simply based on the best articles, so that is it possible for someone to win three slots?
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    35,986
    7,451
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Articles are judged on quality of content, writing, images etc and is completely unbiased. If you look at the previous contests you will see one or two members have managed to get both their entries placed in a single contest, see here, for example:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/728292/byc-article-writing-contest-3-2013-winners-announced/410

    So if you enter 3 excellent articles...
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    35,986
    7,451
    646
    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Don't tell me the "Other poultry" keepers are not the writing type [​IMG]C'mon, people, let's see some entries!
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    33,753
    694
    428
    Sep 27, 2012
    Is this contest still on? [​IMG]
     
  7. I think so..
     
  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    It sure is! We had a lot of requests to create this contest so we're wondering where those peeps (and their articles) are hiding. :)
     
  9. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    33,753
    694
    428
    Sep 27, 2012
    Yeah. You'd think that Miss Lydia and the gang from the duck section of the forum would come around and fill this contest with articles. :)

    I might put an article or two in later. Looking forward to seeing what happens here. :)
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    33,753
    694
    428
    Sep 27, 2012
    Hey, Nifty, would it be against the rules to have an article on general poultry, including a section on chickens, as well as geese, ducks, turkeys Etc.?

    :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by